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    2020 Hopeful De Blasio’s Voice Goes ‘Higher than His Poll Numbers’ Due to Video Malfunction

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    New York City Mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio got some laughs- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday due to a technical malfunction.

    The 2020 hopeful sent a video message because he couldn't make it to a labour forum held by the AFL-CIO's Iowa Federation of Labor. However, when it played on TV, the audio sounded abnormally high-pitched, making the audience who watched the message laugh. Washington Post reporter Matt Viser even suggested on Twitter that the mayor "sounded like he’d gulped a canister of helium."

     

    Whoever was operating the video equipment tried to fix the audio as viewers could see a mouse pointer moving across the screen and a box popping up over de Blasio's face, yet the reason for the malfunction remains unknown.

    Campaign spokesman Olivia Lapeyrolerie blamed a "technical glitch" when reached by Fox News, writing in an email: "It was obviously a technical glitch. I cannot believe you a [sic] writing a story on this."

    De Blasio also said on Twitter that he would make a "less entertaining" video available.

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